University Chapel Schedule
A community gathering place for worship and forum, chapel reflects an Anabaptist/Mennonite perspective alongside the gifts, traditions and cultures of the broader Christian faith. Faith, hope and love are nurtured in the way of Jesus.
Wednesday, September 24
Chapel Worship: Parable of the Yeast – Dayna Olsen-Getty
Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Dayna Olsen-Getty, Associate Pastor of Community Mennonite Church, in diving into the Parable of the Yeast in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.
Friday, September 26
Chapel Forum: Exploring Ministry – Chris Parks and Evan Knappenberger
Have you considered exploring ministry? Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Bible and Religion Instructor, hosts Chris Parks and Evan Knappenberger as they share reflections from their experiences in ministry over the summer.
Wednesday, October 1
Chapel Worship: Hymn Sing Inspired by the Parables – Anne Waltner and friends
Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Anne Waltner, Assistant Professor of Music, and friends for a hymn sing inspired by the Parables of Jesus. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.
Friday, October 3
Chapel Forum: Ron Byler
Ron Byler, Mennonite Central Committee US Director helps to launch the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale with a presentation in chapel.
University chapel is held Wednesday (worship) and Fridays (forum) at 10 a.m. in Lehman Auditorium. All offices and departments, other than essential services, are to close in order to allow the community to attend and support chapel.
All undergraduate students, faculty and staff of the university are expected to attend at least one chapel each week. (Chapel Attendance Policy, p. 48/49 of the Student Handbook and Faculty/Staff handbook section 7.1, p. 166)
In addition to university chapel, Chapel Gatherings (seminary chapel) are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m., and Celebration: Praise Worship is held weekly at 9 p.m. on Sunday nights both in Martin Chapel.